The assassination of Raúl Reyes and 18 other FARC guerrillas
exposes the real intentions of the Colombian state and the US government.
With this massacre, the Uribe government and American imperialism aim to derail
the negotiations over the release of hostages and thus deny any peace in Colombia, and at the same time prepare for more acts of
aggression against the unfolding revolution in Venezuela
February 15 marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Camilo Torres, that outstanding Catholic priest who broke with the Church hierarchy and actively took part in the struggle to overthrow capitalism.
A vicious attack on the Peace Community in San Jose de Apartado left 8
people dead, including women and children. Witnesses reported that
armed men who identified themselves as part of the 11th Brigade of the
Colombian army were involved. The brutal actions of the army, and the
government's denial of any involvment has led many to demand an enquiry
into the matter. It is clear, no matter the outcome of any
investigation, that the workers and peasants of Colombia can only rely
on themselves for defence.